Monday, October 22, 2007

Shiro vs. California Wildfire

The wildfires here in southern California have been spreading very quickly over the course of the last 24 hours. San Diego, Malibu, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch...all have caught on fire.

I was editing the Shiro's Head rough cut (again) when Don steps in to bear the bad news (again). He tells me to pack it up as the fire was spread to our area and caused an evacuation status. At this point, over 500,00 people have evacuated in San Diego and some in the Santa Clarita, Canyon Country area. That's mindblowing. At this point in the year, the Santa Ana winds are always moody, but this year, it was said to have been the worst and has spread the fire across almost all of southern California.

Homes are destroyed, businesses are destroyed and it's been declared as a state of emergency. They went as far as to say that it's the most worst disaster since Katrina. Unreal. But yet, here we are, packing up our life's work and memories for an evacuation. Yesterday it was Malibu - today it seems as if it's everywhere.